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Artist: SPACEMEN 3
Title: Live at the New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland, 18.05.1989
Format: CD
Label: Space Age
Country: UK
Price: $20.00
“First CD edition of Live at the New Morning, Geneva, Switzerland, 18.05.1989 by Spacemen 3, originally released in 2014 as a limited-edition vinyl-only release on Swiss label Mental Groove Records. Fold-out card wallet featuring liner notes by Sonic Boom and previously unseen photographs. Digitally remastered by John A. Rivers at Woodbine Street studio in 2015. Recorded in Geneva, Switzerland, during Spacemen 3s 1989 European tour, while the band was in sublime form, this release further cements their reputation as one of the most influential and seminal bands of the space rock and drone rock worlds. As Sonic Boom recalls, "I seem to remember this show more distinctly than most, and always did. Spacemen 3 was a band not overly loved in their day. It was tough, or at least uneasy. Musically people thought we were some sort of twisted joke. Which in some ways we were. You needed to be bloody-minded to make this music at that time. The set presented here, is as it was . . . except the show was twice this length. We tuned and smoked for almost as long as we played. And then our disenfranchise moment, installed to filter the wheat from the chaff in our audiences -- the sprawling "Suicide" wheeled out here in a long mischievous version. We slipped away mid-song amongst much fog and dry ice. With taped down keys and feeding back guitars propped against our speaker cabs keeping the song pulsating and screaming. Disappearing back down to the already too familiar dressing room. We rolled large smokes and cracked fresh drinks. And finally after an extended "break" re-appeared on stage. Not to wind down as normal at that juncture, but to re-fire up the piece for a further onslaught. Extending the maelstrom as bloody mindedly as we could. We always "sensed" when we were unwanted . . . which was most of the time we left the cosy confines of our white "sprinter" van. Never get out of the van . . . fucking tigers! But then again . . . maybe . . . just maybe . . . and its only a maybe . . . maybe l dont remember a thing.”” - Space Age.

Artist: SPECTRUM
Title: Live Chronicles Volume 1
Format: CD
Label: Space Age
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
"Limited edition re-release of the Spectrum album Live Chronicles Volumes 1. Tracks 1-7 recorded live at Riverside in Newcastle on May 29, 1991; tracks 8-14 recorded live at the University of London Union on May 3, 1990. Presented in shrink-wrapped 6 panel fold out card wallets. The optikinetic illustrations used on the CD covers are based on the work of Japanese artist Hajime Ouchi. The CD disc art is by French artist Jean Larcher. The gatefold artwork and rear booklet illustrations are from the book Harmonographs by Anthony Ashton.” - Space Age.

Artist: SPECTRUM
Title: Live Chronicles Volume 2
Format: CD
Label: Space Age
Country: UK
Price: $16.00
“Limited edition re-release of the Spectrum album Live Chronicles Volumes 2. Recorded 1990-1995. Presented in shrink-wrapped 6 panel fold out card wallets. The optikinetic illustrations used on the CD covers are based on the work of Japanese artist Hajime Ouchi. The CD disc art is by French artist Jean Larcher. The gatefold artwork and rear booklet illustrations are from the book Harmonographs by Anthony Ashton.” - Space Age.

Artist: ZINOVIEFF, PETER
Title: Electronic Calendar: The EMS Tapes
Format: Double CD
Label: Space Age
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Peter Zinovieff is one historys most enigmatic and influential electronic music composers. The EMS Tapes is the first complete retrospective of his earliest experiments in 1965 through to the dissolution of his studio and the bankruptcy of his company, EMS Synthesizers, in 1979. This deluxe two-CD set includes extensive liner notes, exclusive photos, and Zinovieffs own diary entries compiled by Sonic Boom aka Pete Kember. In 1964 Zinovieff sold his wifes wedding tiara to purchase the first computer housed on a private estate and converted his garden shed into the most advanced music studio in the world, housing 384 oscillators, as well as a collection of filters, noise generators, ring modulators, signal analyzers, and amplifiers. The center of the studio was the computer, which ran on on 8k of memory priced at £1/byte (£8000), allowing thousands of musical parameters to be sequenced several thousand times per second. Throughout the 1960s and 70s Zinovieffs studios became a place of pilgrimage for musicians looking to discover previously unheard sounds; Zinovieffs daughter Sofka recalls, "Id be having tea in the kitchen with my two younger brothers, when people like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, or Pink Floyd would pass by on their way to the studio." Other visitors included Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze, King Crimson, Alan Sutcliffe, Hans Werner Henze, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, to name but a few. Electronic Calendar begins with "Chronometer 71," composed in the form of a graphical score by Harrison Birtwistle and created from recordings of Big Ben and the Wells Cathedral clock, sequenced by Zinovieffs computer to a pre-determined structure that controlled tape machines in a system resembling an early sampler. The piece was created in the second iteration of Zinovieffs studio, which was also home to the worlds first series of narrow filter bands used as a sound analysis system, recording the response of each filter to the applied signal; Zinovieff had created the worlds first vocoder. The second CD opens with Zinovieffs interpretation of "Agnus Dei," followed by "ZASP," a collaboration with Alan Sutcliffe. In 1967 "ZASP" won second prize at the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Congress; Iannis Xenakis beat it out for first place. The CD closes with the last piece of music recorded in the EMS studio before it was destroyed by a flood in 1979; aptly titled "Nows the Time to Say Goodbye," it features interview fragments of Zinovieff fading in and out." - Space Age.

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